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Project by cracknpop posted 12-21-2014 04:27 AM 3938 views 23 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My kids love to play games, some require rolling several dice. Made these dice tumbling towers in a variety of different woods including maple, cherry, poplar, oak, walnut, quarter-sawn sycamore, and hickory. Each type of wood creates a different sound as the dice tumble down and out into the tray. This seemed to excite them more than the color/grain/type of wood.
The towers will nest inside the tray allowing the dice to be contained inside the tower for travel. The cut-away view shows how the baffles were glued to create the tumbling action. I made these of my own design based on having seen something similar at Gen-Con.

*Update – October 1, 2017 For some reason, the pictures disappeared, so I re-uploaded the original photos. Also, my son made some dice towers as gifts for his friends off of my original pattern. Here’s the link to his dice towers;
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/273650

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 12-21-2014 04:32 AM

Cool project, thanks for sharing.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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ajw1978

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 09:02 AM

I like these. Am going to try making a few for some bartender friends—bar dice is a big thing here in Wisconsin.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 12:57 PM

I really like these. Years ago, (1970’s) when I was in the Navy aboard ship, We made these out of card board for backgammon or acey deucey. I need to try making this out of wood now. Very nice and thanks for sharing.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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hotncold

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#4 posted 12-21-2014 03:19 PM

Very nice project and it’ll keep the dice from inevitably “leaving” the table! Love it!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#5 posted 12-21-2014 07:02 PM

Well – that’s a cool idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 12-21-2014 11:39 PM

Very neat towers. I love the wood, too!....Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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McDustmaker

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#7 posted 12-22-2014 08:01 PM

My grandkids would love one of these. Got to make some!

-- Richard, Temple, GA.....If I smell of sawdust then I was having fun

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#8 posted 12-23-2014 04:37 AM

Great project, always wonderful how they looked inside and thanks you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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cracknpop

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#9 posted 12-26-2014 04:15 AM

Thanks for your kind comments. Hope you enjoyed a Merry Christmas.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#10 posted 10-01-2017 04:39 PM

The forum ate your pics

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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cracknpop

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#11 posted 10-01-2017 08:42 PM



The forum ate your pics

- Rick_M

Thanks for the heads up Rick. I was able to find the original photos and re-uploaded them.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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